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Rolex, Monterey Classic Car Week

It’s definitelya busy week for car lovers and for  Rolex this week and weekend as we embrace Monterey Classic Car Week.  Held in the Pacific coastal town of Monterey,California, the week consists of a host of events that draw automobile enthusiasts from around the world — most of which are either sponsored or  timed by…

Video: One of the most alluring watch videos yet! Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater

As a writer, it isn’t often that I say it is impossible to describe something accurately. But with the recently released Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch, this is definitely the case.  The sheer beauty and technical mastery that brings this watch – with two parent birds atop a baby bird nest – to life is…

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Around the World: Dior like only Monsieur Dior Could Know

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Dior on an amazing trip to France to experience not only the superb watchmaking prowess, but also to visit the haute couture salon, the boutiques in Paris and the Mansion in Normandy where Dior grew up. All of these places define the brand’s aesthetic culture, and…

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Weekend Sojourn: Palafitte Hotel, Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland

In the country that brings us the world’s finest chocolates and timepieces, sits one of the world’s most unique and beautiful hotels. Hotel Palafitte is unique in that it is the only five-star hotel in Europe built on water. In fact, it stands on tall piles on the Lake of Neuchatel – offering breathtaking views…

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Time Capsules: Product- Backes & Strauss Victoria Blue Heart supports Charity

At the recent World Premiere of Haute Horlogerie held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, famed British jewelry and watch brand, Backes & Strauss showed off some of its most exquisite diamond-adorned timepieces. Among the highlights were pieces in the Berkeley, Piccadilly and Regent lines, as well as a specialty piece in the brand’s Victoria…

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Around the World: The Making of Zenith Watches

Recently, we had the opportunity to tour the Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacture – a brand long known for its precision watchmaking and visionary thinking. Since 1865, Zenith has been making watches that keep pace with the times. It is the brand behind the famed El Primero movement and a brand closely associated with aviation for…

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Around the World: Hamilton Watch Company Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Recently, we went with Hamilton Watch Company to LA for the brand’s annual Behind the Camera Awards, and to celebrate the company’s 120thanniversary.  Hamilton has one of the most unusual histories in the world of watchmaking, as this brand was created as an American brand in 1892. Located in Lancaster, PA, Hamilton watches was long…

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Weekend Sojourn: Hurricane Sandy Lingers, Watch Brands Reach Out

Exactly three weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy ravished the tri-state area. In New Jersey today, families who own beach houses at the Jersey Shore are allowed to visit their town, assess the damage, do what they have to do and leave in a few hours’ time. I know families who have lost entire homes at the…

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Time Capsules: News — Audemars Piguet Ambassador Novak Djokovic Victorious

Earlier this week, Audemars Piguet ambassador and tennis great, Novak Djokovic put a firm stamp on his position as world number one with a stunning victory over Roger Federer in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.  Djokovic won with a performance of incredible grit and determination adding the season-ending title to his Australian Open…

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Time Capsules: News- Announcing the Winners of the 12th Annual Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève

Max Busser of MB&F had a great day. With the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie just completed, MB&F won twice today! It won the award for the Public Prize (voted on by the public) for its Legacy Machine No. 1 (which we covered here), and also won best Men’s watch category. Zenith won the prize for…

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